Cremation is a practice that has been accepted by the Catholic Church for over 50 years. While traditional burial is preferred, as Christ was buried in the tomb, the Catholic Church offers two options when choosing cremation. In the Catholic Tradition, a funeral enables family and friends to join together in a celebration of faith to remember the life of a loved one who has passed. It is preferred that the body of the deceased is present for the vigil and funeral services; however, it is possible to have a memorial service with the cremated remains present.
To respect the body as the temple of the Holy Spirit, the Church teaches that cremated remains should be kept together (not scattered or divided) and preferably interred in the consecrated grounds of a Catholic Cemetery. The cemeteries offer sacred places for the living to memorialize their loved ones, with a variety of burial choices including personalized glass front niches and beautiful cremation burial sites.
Our CFCS Cremation Services
Catholic Funeral & Cemetery Services of the Diocese of San Jose (CFCS ) offers a variety of cremation choices, from a simple gathering to a traditional ceremony. Our experienced and dedicated staff can guide you in selecting services to suit your family’s needs.
Help with the Details
CFCS can assist families in choosing a Catholic Funeral Home or Cremation center.
We offer Free interment option for cremated remains with our All Souls Remembrance Program.
We suggest that you plan in advance for your cremation cemetery arrangements.
Reduce the stress on your family, keep expenses manageable, and allow family and friends the opportunity to gather at an important time